There are many forms of ABUSE

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Verbal Abuse, Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Social Abuse, and so many more. Substance abuse is probably at the top of the list. It would include alcohol and drugs.

But that’s not the only abuse that seems to have become a problem in our society.
There are several others. Some have become so bad that I feel they deserve to be discussed and the public informed.
Two that I feel that are very important are Elderly Abuse, which also includes our Veterans, and Job Abuse. Sometimes the two go hand in hand.
Almost like they are related… or just good friends. It basically depends on the abuser.

Another type of abuse that is rising fast worldwide is CyberBulling. Cyber bullying and cyber crime have reached epidemic proportions with no known end in sight.
Bullying use to be confined to schools, neighborhoods and small geographic locations that the bullied child could leave and seek respite from at home and with loved ones. With cyber bullying, the target has no escape from the taunting and harassment afforded by the internet and mobile digital technology.

Although bullying has been part of the human experience since the inception of civilization, online bullying has introduced to humanity a form of bullying never seen before, with no age limit shown.
Unlike classic bullies that target children without information technology, cyber bullies rely on the multitude of benefits afforded to anyone who engages in communication via the internet. These assistances include the exchange of information over long distances, the rapidity of information exchange and the seemingly infinite access to data available for personal consumption and/or dissemination. Malevolent or ignorant in intent, online bullies totally rely on their capacity to taunt, harass and deceive others using digital technology in an abstract electronic universe.

For those cyber bullies who target people knowing they are causing the target person harm and distress, they meet criteria for this writer’s definition of iPredator. The definition is as follows:
iPredator: A child, adult, or group who engages in exploitation, victimization, stalking, theft or disparagement of others using information and communications technology(ICT.) iPredators are driven by deviant sexual fantasies, desires for power and control, retribution, religious fanaticism, political reprisal, psychiatric illness, perceptual distortions, peer acceptance or personal and financial gain. iPredators can be ANY age, either gender and not bound by socio-economic status or racial/national heritage.

In case you fear that someone is bullying you, your children or any of your family members it is very essential that you launch a complaint to the cyber corps. You would get all the help from these authorities with respect to securing your privacy and self respect over internet.

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